HEAD TO HEAD
will be the first meeting between İstanbul Başakşehir and Manchester United in any European competition. Basaksehir’s only previous experience against English opponents in the qualifying phase of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League, losing 1-0 on aggregate to Sean Dyche’s Burnley. Manchester United have lost each of their last two away games against Turkish opponents in European competition – 0-1 v Galatasaray in November 2012 and 1-2 v Fenerbahçe in November 2016.
HENDERSON IN GOAL, VAN DE BEEK STARTS: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shuffled his pack, with Dean Henderson starting in goal for the first time in the Champions League.
Donny van de also starts with Paul Pogba on the bench. Anthony Martial leads the line alongside Marcus Rashford.
Lindelof, Fred, and Greenwood also make way, as Axel Tuanzebe, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic come in. There are plenty of familiar faces in the home line-up. Demba Ba, the former Chelsea and Newcastle striker, starts, as does former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel and former Man Utd full-back Rafael.
TEAM NEWS –
BASAKSEHIR: Gunok, Rafael, Epureanu, Visca, Aleksic, Ozcan, Kahveci, Ba, Turuc, Skrtel, Bolingoli… Subs: Babacan, Kivanc, Topal, Giuliano, Gulbrandsen, Ponck, Kaplan, Karakus. ///
MAN UTD: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Mata, Van de Beek, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial… Subs: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Lindelof, Mengi, Williams, Fred, James, McTominay, Pogba, Cavani, Greenwood, Ighalo.
The teams are in..
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United’s trip to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League. It is an early kick off for United this time around, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men look to make it three wins from three in the Turkish capital. The hosts are yet to pick up a point in the competition.
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